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2017-12-03 03:37:26 PM  
JetBlue.
 
2017-12-03 07:09:43 PM  
Come with me if you want to live. ride in coach.
 
2017-12-03 07:22:34 PM  
Mrs Dead wants to know more about these shape changing tubes
 
2017-12-03 07:39:23 PM  
I got to play around with an 8-inch piece of nitinol wire many years ago while working for now defunct aerospace company. It was pretty cool. Wrap it around anything to make a coil, then heat it up and it would go back to perfectly straight - even if it had kinks in it.
 
2017-12-03 07:57:21 PM  
How many times will the popular science press rediscover Nitinol?  I have been reading about it since the 70's, and have yet to hear of a single real product.
 
2017-12-03 08:56:09 PM  
I'm pretty hard on glasses.  Once this memory metal came to the market, I haven't bought anything else since.  Bend them, sit on them, step on them, or sleep it off on top of them. They are unfazed.

Flexon
 
2017-12-04 10:42:27 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: I'm pretty hard on glasses.  Once this memory metal came to the market, I haven't bought anything else since.  Bend them, sit on them, step on them, or sleep it off on top of them. They are unfazed.

Flexon


So paid like 500 for a pair of those flexon frames and lenses in like 2001 or so. And yeah not bad for the first year or so. I didn't wear them for a couples years or so, then I found them again after moving. I went to show my GF at the time how flexible and cool those frames were...and they snapped immediately. ...
 
2017-12-04 09:09:22 PM  

ar393: Benjimin_Dover: I'm pretty hard on glasses.  Once this memory metal came to the market, I haven't bought anything else since.  Bend them, sit on them, step on them, or sleep it off on top of them. They are unfazed.

Flexon

So paid like 500 for a pair of those flexon frames and lenses in like 2001 or so. And yeah not bad for the first year or so. I didn't wear them for a couples years or so, then I found them again after moving. I went to show my GF at the time how flexible and cool those frames were...and they snapped immediately. ...


Weird.  Had to be a defective pair or something. I'm on my second pair since about 2000 or 2001.  The pair I have now, I got about 5 years ago. Can bend them into a pretzel.  There are sections that are not flexible as that is how they are adjusted to your face.  Where did yours snap?
 
2017-12-04 09:16:47 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: ar393: Benjimin_Dover: I'm pretty hard on glasses.  Once this memory metal came to the market, I haven't bought anything else since.  Bend them, sit on them, step on them, or sleep it off on top of them. They are unfazed.

Flexon

So paid like 500 for a pair of those flexon frames and lenses in like 2001 or so. And yeah not bad for the first year or so. I didn't wear them for a couples years or so, then I found them again after moving. I went to show my GF at the time how flexible and cool those frames were...and they snapped immediately. ...

Weird.  Had to be a defective pair or something. I'm on my second pair since about 2000 or 2001.  The pair I have now, I got about 5 years ago. Can bend them into a pretzel.  There are sections that are not flexible as that is how they are adjusted to your face.  Where did yours snap?


I can't recall if it was the actual nose bridge part or the connection between that and the lens frame....
 
2017-12-04 09:58:27 PM  

ar393: Benjimin_Dover: ar393: Benjimin_Dover: I'm pretty hard on glasses.  Once this memory metal came to the market, I haven't bought anything else since.  Bend them, sit on them, step on them, or sleep it off on top of them. They are unfazed.

Flexon

So paid like 500 for a pair of those flexon frames and lenses in like 2001 or so. And yeah not bad for the first year or so. I didn't wear them for a couples years or so, then I found them again after moving. I went to show my GF at the time how flexible and cool those frames were...and they snapped immediately. ...

Weird.  Had to be a defective pair or something. I'm on my second pair since about 2000 or 2001.  The pair I have now, I got about 5 years ago. Can bend them into a pretzel.  There are sections that are not flexible as that is how they are adjusted to your face.  Where did yours snap?

I can't recall if it was the actual nose bridge part or the connection between that and the lens frame....


I was curious on what kind of warranty they have and found other people with similar stories to yours. Maybe I'm lucky.
 
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